Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Global Edition


Author: Howard Lune,Bruce L. Berg
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292164409
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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For courses in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology, and in Qualitative Research Methods Raising questions, rather than giving answers Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences is written with the recognition that different researchers in different fields each bring their own needs and intentions to the process. Authors Howard Lune and Bruce Berg aim to guide the reader through the process of research planning, carrying out one’s projects, and making sense of the results. Each chapter provides examples of the best and worst approaches to the kinds of questions that arise with each form of research, as well as discussions of what makes an approach successful or not. Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition stresses the importance of ethics in research and respect for subjects.

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences: Pearson New International Edition


Author: Bruce L. Berg,Howard Lune
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292035692
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
View: 2729

Qualitative Research Methods - collection, organization, and analysis strategies This text shows novice researchers how to design, collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present their results to the scientific community. The book stresses the importance of ethics in research and taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Effectively design, collect, organize, and analyze data and then to present results to the scientific community Use the Internet as both a resource and a means for accessing qualitative data Explore current issues in the world of researchers, which include a serious concern about ethical behavior and protocols in research and a more reflexive and sensitive role for the researcher Recognize the importance of ethical concerns before they actually begin the research collection, organization, and analytic process Understand basic elements associated with researcher reflexivity and research voice

Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies


Author: Bonnie S Brennen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315435969
Category:
Page: N.A
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Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies provides students and researchers with the tools they need to perform critically engaged, theoretically informed research using methods that include interviewing, focus groups, historical research, oral histories, ethnography and participant observation, textual analysis and online research. Each chapter features step-by-step instructions that integrate theory with practice, as well as a case study drawn from published research demonstrating best practices for media scholars. Readers will also find in-depth discussions of the challenges and ethical issues that may confront researchers using a qualitative approach. Qualitative research does not offer easy answers, simple truths or precise measurements, but this book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide for those hoping to explore this rich vein of research methodology. With new case studies throughout, this new edition includes updated material on digital technologies, including discussion of doing online research and using data to give students the tools they need to work in today's convergent media environment.

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences


Author: Alexander L. George,Andrew Bennett
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572224
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
View: 6937

A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205465316
Category: Qualitative research
Page: 592
View: 6816

This highly regarded text presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. Dozens of new examples from actual research studies help illustrate concepts and methods.

Social Research Methods


Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199689458
Category:
Page: 824
View: 7804

This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class

Qualitative Research for Education

An Introduction to Theories and Methods
Author: Robert Bogdan,Sari Knopp Biklen
Publisher: Pearson Educacion
ISBN: 9780137055401
Category:
Page: 320
View: 4407



The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Gregory R. Hancock,Ralph O. Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135172994
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 7637

The Reviewer’s Guide is designed for reviewers of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its uniquely structured chapters address traditional and emerging quantitative methods of data analysis.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Jerry Wellington,Marcin Szczerbinski
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140867
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 2820

The aim of this book is to provide an introductory but not simplistic guide to research in the social and behavioural sciences. The book sets out to tackle difficult issues and concepts in a scholarly but accessible manner, providing ample guidance and signposts to further reading. We explore a wide range of questions about research and research methods, including: * What counts as 'good research'? * Research approaches, paradigms, methods and methodology: what are they and what is the difference? * What is the so-called 'qualitative/ quantitative'? * When and where is quantitative research indispensable? * If one suggests that research should be 'scientific' what does that mean? * What methods and methodologies are used in social research? * What is the role of statistics in social and behavioural research? How should statistical evidence be interpreted? * What are the ways in which research can, and should, be disseminated and presented? This book is aimed as much at the reflective, researching professional as for the professional researcher.

The Global Turn

Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies
Author: Eve Darian-Smith,Philip C. McCarty
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520293037
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 368

The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.

Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences

A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Author: Carsten Q. Schneider,Claudius Wagemann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139560611
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 9771

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and other set-theoretic methods distinguish themselves from other approaches to the study of social phenomena by using sets and the search for set relations. In virtually all social science fields, statements about social phenomena can be framed in terms of set relations, and using set-theoretic methods to investigate these statements is therefore highly valuable. This book guides readers through the basic principles of set theory and then on to the applied practices of QCA. It provides a thorough understanding of basic and advanced issues in set-theoretic methods together with tricks of the trade, software handling and exercises. Most arguments are introduced using examples from existing research. The use of QCA is increasing rapidly and the application of set-theory is both fruitful and still widely misunderstood in current empirical comparative social research. This book provides the comprehensive guide to these methods for researchers across the social sciences.

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences


Author: David Kaplan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365875
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
View: 9191

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.

Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students


Author: John Adams,Hafiz T. A. Khan,Robert Raeside
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132119819
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 8776

Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students aims to present a clear discussion of the research methods employed in various disciplines related to our daily life problems. The theoretical basis of research methods is explained clearly and succinctly. Collecting data is a key part of the book and this includes both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The book also describes in clear terms how students can analyse data, interpret results and link these to the literature review and hence their own contribution. It sets out a range of fundamental ideas in research methods, such as deductivism and inductivism, and explains why methodology is not the same as method. In this second edition every chapter has been re-written to be more readable and also to include more examples. The authors have also added a real student research proposal and a multiple-choice test with answers for the readers to test their own understanding of the ideas in the book. The book has been designed to illustrate research tools in a clear and accessible manner through chapters on such topics as formulating research, research design, data analysis and writing up the research results.

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: H. Russell Bernard,Harvey Russell Bernard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978548
Category: Social Science
Page: 788
View: 536

This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they'll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use it.

The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods: A-L ; Vol. 2, M-Z Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412941636
Category: Qualitative research
Page: 1014
View: 8923



Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists

Introduction through Empirical Studies
Author: Constance T. Fischer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080454127
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
View: 9361

Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists is a collection of 14 original articles that teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qualitative research and the closing chapter, which uses a question-and-answer format to investigate, among other subjects, what is scientific about qualitative research, are complemented by a glossary and other features that increase the book's utility and value. Addresses a range of practical examples from different traditions such as phenomology, grounded theory, ethnography and discourse analysis through actual case studies Discusses various methodology and combinations of methods like assimilation analysis, dialogal approach, intuitive inquiry, and conceptual encounter Terms are defined within chapters and/or in a glossary Helps readers bridge from experimental to qualitative methods Provides in-depth, philosophically grounded, and compelling research findings Includes practical introduction about steps in qualitative research

Community-Based Qualitative Research

Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences
Author: Laura Ruth Johnson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483351696
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 6082

Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences by Laura Ruth Johnson is a practical text that integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs and approaches is complemented by chapters on specific aspects of this research process, such as developing relationships and sharing findings to strengthen programs. Included are useful handouts and templates for applying to the reader’s own projects, and end-of-chapter questions for self-reflection and class discussion. Readers will find the book’s engaging case studies, interdisciplinary real-life examples, and insights from project participants as a helpful foundation for future work in the field.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods


Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473959306
Category: Reference
Page: 684
View: 8525

Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Qualitative Research Methods


Author: Monique Hennink,Inge Hutter,Ajay Bailey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446259560
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 788

Lecturers, click here to request an e-inspection copy of this text Qualitative Research Methods is based on the authors' highly successful multidisciplinary qualitative methods workshops, which have been conducted for over a decade. In this book the authors propose a 'qualitative research cycle' that leads students through the selection of appropriate methods, the collection of data and the transformation of findings into a finished project. It provides a clear explanation of the nature of qualitative research and its key concepts. Topics covered include: o formulating qualitative research questions o ethical issues o in-depth interviews o focus group discussions o observation o coding o data analysis o writing up qualitative research This text is ideal for any students taking a qualitative methods course or producing a qualitative research project at undergraduate or graduate level. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and field examples from a range of international contexts. The practical techniques are also accompanied by the author's own research tools including interview guides, real coded data and comprehensive research checklists.

Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences


Author: Marilyn Lichtman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320677
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 4290

Focusing on the integral role of the researcher, Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences uses a conversational writing style that draws readers into the excitement of the research process. Marilyn Lichtman offers a balanced and nuanced approach, covering the full range of qualitative methodologies and viewpoints about the field, including coverage of social media as a tool to facilitate research or as a venue for study. After presenting theoretical concepts and a historical overview, Lichtman guides readers, step by step, through the research process, addressing issues of analyzing data, presenting completed research, and evaluating research. Real-world examples from across the social sciences provide both practical and theoretical information, helping readers understand abstract ideas and apply them to their own research.